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Domaine Pierre Gelin, Fixin 1er Cru Clos Napoléon 2011

Domaine Pierre Gelin, Fixin 1er Cru Clos Napoléon
Millesime
2011
Appellation
Fixin 1er Cru
Region
Bourgogne
Wine producer
Domaine Pierre Gelin

Grape(s): 100% Pinot Noir

Soil: Clay/Limestone. Average age of vines: 50 years old. Manual Harvest. 2009 total production: 10000 bottles. 

Maturity: 2014-2028

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Grape(s): 100% Pinot Noir

Soil: Clay/Limestone. Average age of vines: 50 years old. Manual Harvest. 2009 total production: 10000 bottles. 

Maturity: 2014-2028

The Clos Napoleon, a parcel previously registered as “Aux Cheuzots”, owes its name to its owner at the time Claude Noisot, an Officer in the Imperial Guard. Claude Noisot, who accompanied Napoleon to the Island of Elba and wished to pay homage to his emperor, commissioned the sculptor Rude from Dijon to create a statue to be erected in the Noisot Park. The label of Clos Napoleon is a reproduction of this sculpture named “Le Réveil de Napoléon” (The Awakening of Napoleon).

 

 Tasting notes by L. Michelet 

Harvest on September 18 th, vatting for 20 days with pigeage and remontage twice a day. Maturing for 18months in oak barrels (10 % new barrels). 

Carmine red colour of moderate intensity. 

The nose is elegant and subtle, more flowery (violets) than fruity. A slight note of liquorice brings the specificity of Pinot noir in this terroir to mind. 

In the mouth, a flowery and finely minty attack gives an immediate sensation of freshness. A crispness of stone fruits then dominates the middle of the mouth. But the charm of this vintage comes from its exceptional aromatic purity: raspberries, cherries and liquorice compose an unequalled harmonious bouquet. 

Aging potential : 8/10 years 

Goes well with: navarin of lamb, braised ham, duck.Awards : Silver medal 

Awards : 91 par Allen Meadows « Burghound.com »; 15.5/20 guide Bettane et Desseauve 

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